lWe all want a bright, beautiful smile - it’s no secret. If you’re unhappy with your smile, the chances are that not only do you lack self-esteem but also hate smiling, especially in pictures. A sparkling smile will not only boost your confidence, but it also makes your face look younger and healthier.
Of course, wanting an amazing smile and having one, are two very different things. It’s not like you can just call your fairy godmother and voila, your smile is perfect. If you want a beautiful smile that you’re proud of, you need to take steps to achieve it. To help you do that, I thought that I would share some tips with you, here:
Put a good oral hygiene routine in place
The most important thing that you can do for teeth that are bright and healthy is take care of them well at home. This means having a good oral hygiene routine in place that consists of brushing, flossing and mouth washing on a daily basis.
Brushing your teeth polishes the enamel and removes bacteria that can lead to decay. Flossing helps to remove food from below the gum line and from in between the teeth, helping to prevent decay. Finally, mouth washing helps to remove any missed plaque or bacteria from your mouth and also freshens your breath.
Go for regular dental checkups
The key to keeping your smile looking beautiful is catching decay as early as possible, as the longer you leave it, the worse it gets. Your dentist will be able to check your teeth for decay and will be abe to tell you the next steps if you have signs of decay.
Many people suffer from dental fear and so, don’t like to visit the dentist. It might be scary but unless you want unhealthy teeth, seeing a dentist every six months is a must.
Whiten your teeth
If your teeth are stained, this can have a big impact on your smile and confidence. While you can whiten your teeth at home with a DIY whitening kit, for best results, it’s a good idea to see a cosmetic dentist. The good news is that unlike some dental treatments, teeth whitening should be painless. So even if you’re scared of the dentist, cosmetic dentistry shouldn’t faze you.
The most important thing is to select a reputable cosmetic dentist, who has plenty of experience. Look for someone who runs a practice close to where you live and comes highly recommended. You only get one set of teeth, so when it comes to dental work, it’s important to know that you’re in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing.
Be careful about what you eat and drink
When we think about our diets, it’s often in relation to our weight. However, that shouldn’t be the case. We should also think about how what we eat and drink affects our teeth, as many foods and drinks can be harmful.
For example, red wine and coffee can cause staining. Fizzy drinks and sugary sweets can make us more prone to cavities. It’s important to be choosy about what you eat and drink, to ensure that your teeth stay as healthy as possible.
A bright, white smile can not only boost your facial beauty but can also boost your confidence. Take note of the tips above, and you can give your smile a makeover.